Chainz is heated either way
The mood on 2 Chainz Instagram is typically celebratory. When you’ve become a millionaire many times over because the world loves to hear you rap dad jokes over strip club beats, why wouldn’t you be happy? But today, 2 Chainz is big mad.
You see, the Honorable Mr. Two Necklace from the state of Georgia found out that Walmart’s website had sellers vending his dabbing Santa sweater design without permission. He posted a photo of Walmart search results and ranted against the company for stealing not just from him but needy families.
“Oooh nooo someone please tell Walmart that they didn’t get permission to use this patent or likeness in anyway. We use this sweater this time of year to spread togetherness and also give back to those who are less fortunate or not able to provide for their families at the time 🙏🏿…That being said it’s gone be a Jolly Holly Xmas”
He closed the post with a hashtagged song about Walmart paying up for what it’s done. It went like this:
“Walmart gone buy me a house,
Walmart gone buy me a car,
Walmart gone give back to my community,
Walmart gone make me a star”
Of course, the vendors in question aren’t actually Walmart, but third-party vendors on the website. Still, there’s a question of whether the company could land in hot water for hosting it.
Chainz promised to lay that over a beat the next time he’s in the studio. Even if he doesn’t go that far, Walmart should be ready for something from the incident, even if it’s just outraged 2 Chainz fans voicing their opinions.
The worst part about all of this is that the proceeds from 2 Chainz’s Santa sweaters help fund his T.R.U. Foundation, a charity that helps struggling families around the holidays. Last year, he shared videos of people delivering furniture to a single mother and former veteran in Georgia who was struggling to raise her family. The Pretty Girls Like Trap Music rapper also offered to pay her rent for an entire year.
Chainz shared that he feels the need to give back because he has lived in extreme poverty. He shared his inspiration for initiatives like T.R.U. in an Instagram post.
“I remember when we didn’t have hot water and I didn’t want my friends to know , so I told them it was something wrong with that bathroom and they couldn’t use my mommas, i remember using the oven to heat the house , I would stand in the kitchen for hours to stay warm . I remember waiting until the water co. Close at 5 ,so we could use a tool and turn the water back on until 6 am , I remember going to sleep hungry , i remember a long ass extension chord coming from the neighbors house to mine to borrow they’re lights ,I remember stealing cable , cars , clothes etc, no matter how much pain I endured I smiled on the outside , it was my defense mechanism. I remember”
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The mood on his Instagram right now is a far cry from how he felt yesterday. The rapper revealed that his Auntie Punkin was getting out of prison after nearly 30 years on the inside.
“I wanna share some news that was good to me,” he said. “I just wanna put it in the atmosphere how happy and blessed I am to have my auntie coming home in the next 90 days. I haven’t seen my auntie besides pictures since basically she went to prison in ‘88.”
Hopefully, he’ll be able to spread some of his inevitable Walmart money to his auntie after this.
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